Julie Chen

Julie Chen, Ph.D.

Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, Professor, Co-Director, ADVANCE Office for Faculty Equity Advisory Board

College
Francis College of Engineering
Department
Mechanical Engineering, ACMTRL
Phone
978-934-2226
Fax
978-934-3048
Office
Perry 223A

Expertise

Composite Materials, Nanomanufacturing.

Research Interests

Deformation of fibrous and textile structures, affordable composites manufacturing, novel textile architectures, impact and crashworthiness, and nano-composites.

Education

  • B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Biosketch

Julie Chen has taught in the mechanical engineering departments at both UMass Lowell and Boston University and is considered one of the region's leading experts on nanotechnology.

Her interests are in mechanical behavior and deformation of fiber structures, fiber assemblies and composite materials. Additionally, her work focuses on experimental investigation and analytical modeling of processing such as forming, stamping, energy absorption, fatigue, and failure behavior of composites as they relate to the fiber architecture and manufacturing defects.

Chen also serves as the Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development for the university.